The most playful way to appreciate the work of master perfumer Francic Kurkdjian? By blowing bubbles redolent of freshly cut herbs.
$20, Neiman Marcus
By Jessica Romm
The leather trim and stripes give this bag polish, while the size lets her haul all her essentials -- and yes, the rest of the family's.
$165, Oughton Limited
Using a wax impression of a child's fingerprint, this designer will create a unique piece of jewelry that's chic, too.
In 14k solid gold, $425, Camille Cesari
Cheerios, animal crackers, corn flakes -- standard fare for toddlers, but this is done up right (a.k.a. covered in Jacques Torres chocolate) for Mom. Plus, it comes packed in a cute tote.
$65, New York Mouth
These copper prongs make digging in the dirt a little glamorous, and they stay pointy and rust-free over time.
With little ones pawing her iPhone all day, sheâ€™ll like the layer of protection the soft plastic gives. The bright red heart will make her smile.
Shu Uemura's brushes are the gold standard in the beauty world.
Natural 18 Goat foundation brush, $42; Kolinsky 5R eye brush, $60; and Natural 18R Red powder brush, $52, all from Shu Uemura
For the mom who loves to sew, this set of high-quality tools and threads in pretty packaging will just improve her game.
$75, Merchant & Mills
She can add punch to the morning-egg routine with a collapsible nylon whisk in a fun color.
$18, Gretel Home
If Mom has never met a lapel she hasnâ€™t straightened, a smudged cheek she hasnâ€™t tried to clean (with her tongue-dampened thumb), this vase -- designed to resemble a scrunched sock -- might drive her crazy in the very best way.
Sleek Scandinavian design meets the traditional Japanese teapot: Itâ€™s a glass vessel with a stainless steel tea â€śeggâ€ť that lifts and lowers via a silicone band.
$70, Scandinavian Design Center
It's the nail polish she always covets but can't bring herself to buy, in the colors of the season.
In April and May, $26 each, Chanel
For Mom, there might be no better gift than a vetted, curated update to her music selection (no offense to her â€śAbout Last Nightâ€ť soundtrack ... on audiocassette).
Made from Sheesam wood, Mom will think itâ€™s pretty enough to use for both food prep and entertaining.
Soft, lightweight, utilitarian, and stylish -- this is a bag that everyone would love.
In Apricot, $120, Baggu
Mom wonâ€™t be able to decide whatâ€™s dreamier: iced tea from the renowned Parisian tea salon or the sea glass-inspired canister.
$50, Mariage Freres
Genius pattern-maker Christian Lacroix designs stunning paper products, including this luxurious journal with die-cut endpapers.
Whether she goes for fro-yo, sorbet, or old-fashioned ice cream, she can whip up 1 1/2 quarts in 20 minutes or less.
This piece by a cult-favorite designer goes with everything and becomes personalized over time (knot it as the leather stretches).
In Natural, $95, Giles and Brother
Itâ€™s like giving someone a fragrance and a scent memory: This light perfume, with notes of Coppertone, wet sand, and saltwater, will instantly transport Mom back to the beach.
$70, A + R Store
The younger your mother looks, the younger you look by extension. This luxurious moisturizer will give her skin a dewy finish and a subtle rose scent.
A rare find: crisp cotton two-piece PJs that are supremely comfy yet not at all frumpy.
Why shouldnâ€™t Mom indulge during an everyday (or every hour) task like washing her hands?
$24, Savon de Marseilles
Give Mom a dainty piece of silk-and-gold jewelry to send her a secret message.
The neon frame is like a work of modern art; add a cherished family print to give it sentimental value.
$118, Alexandra Von Furstenberg
A coffeemaker that brightens up her morning routine -- and makes a perfect brew -- is worth its weight in gold.
In Gold, $70, Bodum
This storage set may be gift enough for the organizationally obsessed (or challenged) mom; fill it with treats to up the ante.
From $2 each, by Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery
These silicone-wrapped glass vessels are so cute, she'll look forward to hydrating.
In Julep and Rocket, $28 each, BRK
This botanical card set comes packaged in a balsam wood box.
$48, Stripe and Field
Great for storing wet or dry ingredients, this ample ceramic container holds up to 6 cups and comes in an array of bright colors.
Mom will feel tres chic every time she fishes out this diamond-embossed wallet to make a purchase.
$160, Opening Ceremony
This jewel-like agate slab provides a dazzling resting place for a hot baking dish or teapot, or even a potted plant.
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